*Pastor’s Note: Haldor Lillenas lived from November 19, 1885 until August 18, 1959 and was considered one of the most important twentieth-century gospel hymn writers and publishers and is regarded as “the most influential Wesleyan / Holiness songwriter and publisher in the 20th century.” Additionally, Haldor was an ordained minister in the Church of the Nazarene, author, song evangelist, poet, music publisher and prolific hymnwriter, who is estimated to have composed over 4,000 hymns, the most famous being Wonderful Grace of Jesus.
THE BIBLE STANDS
The Bible stands like a rock undaunted
‘Mid the raging storms of time;
Its pages burn with the truth eternal,
And they glow with a light sublime!
The Bible stands like a mountain towering
Far above the works of men;
Its truth by none ever was refuted,
And destroy it they never can!
The Bible stands and it will forever,
When the world has passed away;
By inspiration it has been given,
And its precepts I will obey!
The Bible stands every test we give it,
For its author is Divine.
By grace alone I expect to live it,
And to prove it and make it mine!
The Bible stands though the hills may tumble;
It will firmly stand when the earth shall crumble!
I will plant my feet on its firm foundation,
For the Bible stands!